Presented by Micah Smith, Aaron Gelb, and Dan Deacon
Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”) is an essential aspect of every safety and health program, helping to safeguard employees from a variety of workplace hazards. Its importance has been especially highlighted during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Given the important role that PPE plays, OSHA requires employers to assess their workplaces to determine whether hazards exist necessitating PPE and, if so, to select appropriate PPE, train employees how to properly use it and ensure that it is actually being worn. Failing to do this can lead to avoidable injuries, illnesses, and even fatalities. But with such vague and broadly stated requirements, many employers struggle to conduct compliant hazard assessments, understand when PPE is required, select the appropriate PPE, and even identify who is responsible for providing PPE in the first place.
This webinar will highlight PPE issues implicated by COVID-19 in the workplace, discuss the most frequent PPE mistakes that employers make, explain some of the most misunderstood provisions of the applicable OSHA standards, and identify strategies to limit exposure to the most common PPE violations.
During this webinar, participants will learn about:
• 5 reasons employers should prioritize complying with OSHA’s PPE requirements
• 5 common PPE-related mistakes employers make
• PPE issues implicated by COVID-19 in the workplaces
• Steps employers can take to mitigate PPE-related hazards and violations